I recently offered to design an invitaion for a wedding shower for the daughter of a very good friend. The shower will be a "Kitchen" shower because the bride likes to cook and bake so that was my starting point. Having recently competed the Vintage Kitchen Tag Swap with my swap pals through Elizabeth, I decided to kind of do a retro/vintagey invitation. OK, first I wrote the text of the invitaion and then had to decide on an image...
Color? Black and white? Small, medium or large image?
A stamped image (mixer...thanks Crafty Secrets) in red or black?
A sparkly crown for the Queen of the Kitchen and then...black mat or red? Ribbon?
This is the finished invitation...
Made the image larger...matted in red with a stamped black mixer....took out the ribbon...rounded the upper corners of the top and bottom layers...added a black and white checked scalloped border paper at the bottom and added faux stitching.
You can see that this is pretty far removed from the original design.
No sketch..just winging it! I have to see it printed out before I can make changes.
It took me all day until I came up with the final design because I have to fiddle with it forever!
Now I have to cut and assemble everything and get them in the mail today!
I will also be including some scanned and printed recipe cards for the guests to use to write several recipes for the bride-to-be. I wanted to keep the embellishments fairly flat so that the postage would be resaonable.
Back to my original question.....what is your creative process?
Am I the only one who takes forever to design something?
Thanks for your thoughts!